TIME celebrities

Watch Kristin Chenoweth Make Conan O’Brien Cry in Pain

Beauty is pain

On Conan Tuesday night, Tony-and-Emmy-Award winning actress Kristin Chenoweth tried to clean up Conan O’Brien’s eyebrows — or ‘manscape’ them as the practice is often called. We’re guessing the procedure was plenty uncomfortable as O’Brien’s eyes bugged out and he even started to tear up.

Needless to say, the most hilarious part of the sketch was that there did not seem to be anything wrong with his eyebrows in the first place, so all of that trouble was for nothing.


TIME animals

Watch a Cat Show He Has Absolutely No Use for a Cat Door

Just walks in like he's a human

Brian Rickett of Cabot, Arkansas, uploaded a video of his cat Philo (named after the philosopher) opening the front door of his house like a human would, even though Rickett built a cat door. In a description of the Aug. 18 clip on YouTube, Rickett says he spent an hour and a half installing the opening.

Maybe the cat was just afraid of getting stuck and then getting humiliated on the Internet as that 26-pound orange tabby cat was in 2013— an accident that was watched more than 1.7 million times on YouTube:

TIME society

7 Times Someone (Accidentally) Ruined a Valuable Work of Art


Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA) reports that security camera footage appears to show a young man falling into and punching a hole through a painting said to be worth $1.5 million. Flowers, a 17th century oil painting and one of the few signed works by Italian master Paolo Porpora, was on display at “The Face of Leonardo, Images of a Genius” exhibition at Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei, according to CNA.

Below is a glimpse at other reports of tourists being clumsy at museums:

• In May, two tourists reportedly broke off the crown atop “Statue of the Two Hercules,” which sits in Piazza del Comune, a medieval square in Cremona, Italy, when the pair allegedly tried to climb it and take photos.

• Also in May, the Greek Culture Ministry said a tourist tried to touch a prehistoric, Minoan-era vase at the Museum of Iraklio and knocked it over, suffering a minor leg injury.

• Last March, a student reportedly climbed onto a 19th century statue depicting a “Drunken Satyr” at Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan, Italy, to take a selfie and broke it.

• Last July, an American student got stuck inside Pi Chacan, a stone sculpture of a vagina by Peruvian artist Fernando de la Jara, which sat in front of Tübingen University’s Institute for Microbiology and Virology in Germany.

• In 2006, a man was arrested for smashing three 17th century Chinese porcelain vases said to be worth £500,000 (about $789,000) at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England.

• While trying to see how his hand measured up, a Connecticut surgeon reportedly broke off the pinky finger on a 600-year-old statue of the Virgin Mary by 15th century Florentine sculptor Giovanni d’Ambrogi called “Annunciazione” at Florence’s Museo dell’Opera del Duomo (“Museum of the Works of the Cathedral”).

Read next: 8 of the Absolute Worst Times to Take a Selfie

TIME Family & Relationships

This Guy Turned His Family’s Boat Ride into a Rap Video

His stepmother was not happy

Travis Henning, 30, has managed to turn his stepmother’s repeated safety warnings into a rap song. As the youngsters take turns going tubing during a family boat ride in Lake Charles, Louisiana, watch the woman say “slow down” over and over again in between snippets from the music video for Clyde Carson’s “Slow Down” (featuring Mama Gin).

Judging by YouTube views, people seem to love it. But how did his family react to the video? Henning said on Reddit that his stepmother “was not happy.”




TIME animals

This Tiny Kitten Still Has Many Things to Learn About Dancing

It's pretty a-mew-sing

In a nearly 30-second video, watch a barefooted woman try and get her six-month-old kitten to groove to a cover of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” But of course, the cat being a cat, is only interested in chasing or grabbing onto the woman’s right foot, which she keeps tapping on the ground. It tries really hard though, standing up on its hind legs to throw itself onto the foot before finally giving up and running away.

(h/t USA Today)


TIME Sports

Watch This Girl’s Amazing Softball Trick Shot

A homerun, for sure

Texas high school softball player Marisa Arriaga pulled off an incredible softball trick shot in a video that has racked up more than 9,000 retweets and been viewed more than 6,100,000 times on Vine. Watch the young athlete, who graduates from high school in 2017, effortlessly pick up the metal bat with her right foot, switch hands behind her back, and hit the ball, which flies up after she kicks the tee with her right foot. The five-second video is so mesmerizing that you cannot help but watch it at least three times in a row.

TIME viral

This Water Aerobics Instructor’s ‘Single Ladies’ Routine Would Make Beyoncé Proud

The dance many of us have done alone in front of the bedroom mirror about a hundred times

This clip, filmed by a British tourist, of a water aerobics instructor dancing to Beyoncé’s hit song “Single Ladies” at a Spanish resort will make you want to book a vacation ASAP.

Becky Wells from Southampton, England, shared video on Facebook of a man in swim trunks leading a class in the swimming pool at Hotel Condesa de la Bahía on Alcudia bay on the north coast of Majorca. Watch in awe as he manages to bust out these moves on the slippery edge of the pool — and do a split — all while carefully ensuring he doesn’t fall into the pool.

It is a dance routine that would surely make the Grammy Award-winning pop star proud.

Read next: Introducing the Twitter Hotel on the Magaluf Beach of Majorca

TIME animals

Watching This Little Bear Roll Down a Hill Is the Answer to Your Woes

This video, shot at Denali National Park in Alaska, is pure joy

Video of a bear rolling down a hill in Denali National Park in Alaska is going viral after YouTube user David Pangborn from Duluth, Minnesota, uploaded it on Monday.

In the minute-and-a-half clip, the animal starts walking normally on four legs and then just seems to give up and start rolling down the hill, pausing at times to just chill on its back. In the background of the clip, tourists can be heard laughing hysterically and digital cameras start clicking.

TIME viral

Watch a Classical Pianist Nail a Dr. Dre Medley at a Bar

At the end of bachelor party shenanigans

On a recent Sunday in August, a classically-trained pianist wowed patrons at an Arizona bar with a medley of Dr. Dre songs.

Morris Rahbar, a composer and piano teacher in the Los Angeles area, was filmed playing songs from Dre’s post-NWA career like “Still D.R.E.” and “What’s the Difference” during the tail end of bachelor party celebrations. Rahbar and his friends were at a bar in Scottsdale called Bevvy, where the guys were killing time before heading to the airport. People hanging out in the doorway had come in from off the street just to listen to the impromptu performance. Check out the medley below:


TIME celebrities

One Direction Fans Are Not Taking The Group’s Split Well

Don't worry fans, we've all been there

British boy band One Direction will go on an “extended hiatus” next year, according to reports from People, E!, and The Sun. The news comes five months after Zayn Malik left the group and just a few days after current members Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Liam Payne dressed like astronauts for the “Drag Me Down” music video.

Sources have told the entertainment news outlets that the pop stars will go their separate directions to pursue different projects for “at least” a year, starting in March of 2016. In the meantime, the band will continue to tour, and their fifth album is expected to be released before their break begins.

Below is a sample of how both fans — as well as those mocking the fans — reacted to the news on Twitter:


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